Protecting VMware Virtual Machines, Achieve Long-Term Data Retention

Introduction

VMware is increasingly prevalent in today’s business atmosphere. VMware customers need efficient, high performing, and reliable backup systems that are easily integrated into the vSphere environment. With increasing virtual machine (VM) count, keeping backup infrastructure costs under control can be challenging. HP StoreOnce Backup systems provide a disk-based data protection platform, while addressing data growth by applying HPStoreOnce deduplication software for efficient, longer term data retention.

The HP StoreOnce B6200 Backup system, the latest deduplication appliance in the HP StoreOnce product line, provides a unique combination of features, including industry-leading performance (up to 100 TB/hr), high-availability, and highcapacity making the HP StoreOnce B6200 Backup system the industry leader in the enterprise deduplication sector. 

HP StoreOnce Catalyst software was developed to dramatically improve the performance, function, and integration of backup applications such as HP Data Protector. HP StoreOnce Catalyst delivers deduplication on an appliance server, media server, or dedicated appliance. Since it uses the same deduplication algorithm globally, data can be moved between Catalyst Stores on different platforms without rehydration. HP StoreOnce Catalyst allows better utilization of advanced, disk-based storage solutions while increasing efficiency and performance.

This document describes the benefits of using HP StoreOnce Backup systems combined with HP StoreOnce Catalyst software and HP Data Protector along with VMware vStorage APIs for Data protection (VADP) and Media agent in VM to backup VMware VMs. This document also recommends backup and recovery implementations.

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